Waes v ROI
FAW have announced a Vauxhall Friendly International with the Republic
of Ireland to be played at the Cardiff City Stadium on Wednesday 14th
August 2013, kick-off at 7.45pm.
The match will be in preparation
for Chris Coleman's side's FIFA World Cup 2014 qualifying matches in
September against Macedonia (Away) and Serbia (Home).
have met twelve times before in a series of games that began in 1960.
There is very little between the sides – five wins each and two draws,
13 goals for Wales, 16 for the Republic. The last meeting was in Dublin
as part of the Carling Nations Cup Tournament in February 2011 when
Ireland won 3-0.
Wales manager Chris Coleman commented: "This
will be a very useful test for us before embarking on the two World Cup
games in September. The timing of the August friendly match is always so
near to the start of the new domestic season, so that means a home game
is always useful to cut-down on traveling and I am sure that our
friends from Ireland will feel the same."
"Their players are all
well-known to us, as we will be to them, so it promises to be a good
match to get the new season underway and I hope our fans will turn-out
to support the team."
The Republic of Ireland has been managed by
Italian, Giovanni Trapattoni since 2008 and is currently involved in
World Cup qualifiers with Germany, Sweden, Austria, Faroe Islands and
Kazakhstan. They will face Sweden (in Dublin) and Austria (in Vienna) in
Tickets will be priced at:
£15 adults and £5 concessions.
Ticketing information to follow – Go to: www.FAW.org.uk
Posted: Sunday 24th March 2013